Sunday, September 28, 2008

ACCEPTANCE

Its funny how sometimes nothing ever seems to go right in your life, you never have two things that match, and you're always pulling the short straw.

And then the universe seems to re-align and everything in your life just falls into place.

For me, in my life, its usually the first. Yet for the first time in forever, it seems like the second may have happened.

I've been contemplating setting up a blog for the past 2 years, but since I never seem to have enough time on my hands, I kept putting it off. A good friend said 'just do it.' So I took the plunge and have been playing around with this thing ever since. (I still have no idea what I'm doing so bare with me.)

I was down in the dumps. Work sucks. School sucks. (You get the picture). So I decided I needed some serious 'pamper me' time.

I headed to the mall, did a bit of shopping, got a pedicure, cut my hair (its funny how they always make it look so good - and you leave there smiling and feeling like a million bucks, knowing its never gonna look that good again lol).

So the next day, I decided to call an emergency "fake it til you make it" day; this is when you go all out with your friends, dressed to kill, makeup and hairspray to the nines. A pick-me-up guaranteed to make you feel better. It works like a charm!

I laughed, for real, at work for the first time in a long time. A friend took some pics. The complements were flowing. It was a good day on a personal level.

The next day I'm heading to work and nearly wrecked when I got an email (note to self: stop playing on your phone while driving). My short fiction titled "Heading Home" was accepted for the December, 2008 online journal for The Shine Journal at http://www.theshinejournal.com/ .

And the email said, 'send us a pic and let us know your website or blog, and we'll add it in'.

Well, isn't that something. I already have the new blog and a new pic right here.

Life is good!

I need to try to hold onto the good parts more instead of dwelling on rest.

4 comments:

Jess said...

I love reading your heartfelt rants and raves. We've all got them. Glad you finally got on the blogging bandwagon with us!
I'm linking you to BWG blog and my personal blog.

Congrats on the acceptance of your short story too! I know there will be lots more in your future. Yippeeeee
j

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Love it, Mindy!

And YES, we all need to hold on to the good more - doing so will attract more good :-)

Great posts.
PamT

bigmanbigfeet said...

I am very glad to hear that things have been going so well. I have already told you how amazing of a writer you are, so I wonmt keep saying it because my opinion doesnt count for much since Shine Journal butted their nose. haha. Sure, let a respected journals opinion count more than an email rep. I am happy to hear that things are awesome for you. You were smokin hot that day. Keep on laughing.

Anonymous said...

WoooHoo! We are all mucho proud of you. But don't get comfy; keep after it. Get your name out there anyway you can.~RR